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Joel Schumacher


Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Phone Booth (2002) and Batman Forever (1995). See full bio »

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Known For

The Phantom of the Opera
(2004)
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Director
(2002)
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Director
(1995)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Director
(1997)

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 2011 Trespass
 2010 Twelve
 2009 Blood Creek
 2007 The Number 23
 2002 Phone Booth
 2002 Bad Company
 2000 Tigerland
 1999 Flawless
 1999 8MM
 1994 The Client
 1993 Falling Down
 1991 Dying Young
 1990 Flatliners
 1989 Cousins
 1987 The Lost Boys
 1983 D.C. Cab
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Smashing Pumpkins music video "The End is the Beginning is the End" (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Well, here's the problem. If you accept a lot of money to do a film in Hollywood and you have a huge budget, they're going to expect a lot of asses in seats, as you would if you had to write a cheque for a lot of money. You want your money back; it's a business. If you work on a small budget with stars who are willing to cut prices and do interesting work with you, they'll take a risk on a ... See more »

Trivia:

Shares a birthday with directors Lord Richard Attenborough and William Friedkin. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses lots of sharp colors in his films See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Schumacher is NOT an inconsistent director... Candlemas
Way too much respect for this guy around here. purplegoose13
Joel should direct new batman beyond live action version movie? chriswilke-1
good movies james-hering
Amazing, Awesome, Astonishing Director. alvin_edwin
My Love/Hate Relationship smurfinhell
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